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Gorge on Gratitude

 

Happy Thanksgiving!! I am super duper grateful to have a space in your inbox and be able to connect with you weekly.

Today is a day to fill up on all kinds of delicious things like time with loved ones, scrumptious pumpkin pie, and of course….gratitude.

If you consume lots of gratitude in your life, you will be too full for disappointment. Being grateful for the pleasant blessings in life is easy, but can you extend appreciation to things that may not be so pleasant, such as your Expectation Hangovers? We become spiritual warriors when we are truly grateful for the circumstances, situations, and people that are challenging. Can you be excited the next time disappointment comes your way and actually grateful for the breakthrough and transformation that await you?

Every night before I go to bed, I write a list of things that happened that day and that I am particularly grateful for. Things like a great parking spot, magical moments of serendipity, a fabulous meal, or a laugh with a friend. I also document disappointments, from mini to major, and express my appreciation for growth opportunities. Even if I don’t necessarily like what happened, I have gratitude for my ability to choose how to respond to it.

I encourage you to be grateful for all the times you did not get what you wanted or what you expected. Trust me, if things were supposed to go differently, they would have.

Be grateful for all the people who you have felt hurt you. Each has gifted you with an opportunity to forgive and to choose love over blame.

Be grateful for any financial challenges you may be facing and focus on how you are abundant in many other ways. Money does not define you. You are full of earning potential.

Be grateful for the questions in your life and find peace in the unknown. We are not supposed to have it all figured out all the time. Really.

Be grateful for the exact size and shape of your body. Stop making such a big deal over how it looks and start using it to play, create, and move more. I recommend dancing. A lot.

Be grateful for all your losses. Instead of living in the past, feel your grief, and say good-bye to the past and hello to all the wonderfulness that is surrounding you right now.

Be grateful for any health condition you have. See it as a messenger with important and incredibly unique lessons that you get to discover.

Be grateful for all the choices you have made. No more “shoulda, coulda, woulda” thinking. You cannot mess up your destiny. I promise!

Be grateful for all your past, present, and future Expectation Hangovers as they open doors to transformation and unplanned possibility (Tweet this!)

Be grateful for everything and reflect on it daily. I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion of keeping a gratitude list. But are you actually doing it? Buy yourself a special gratitude journal and each night write down the things from that day you are grateful for. Be sure not to just include the “good stuff.” Reframe your perception and identify the lessons and blessings in every situation. Set the intention to write down at least three things per day, and go from there. Dozing off with appreciation in your heart will positively impact your quality of sleep and the state you wake up in. So get yourself a journal and cuddle up with gratitude.

Whatever your holiday plans may be, know that you are a gift.
Just you being YOU is a blessing to world and I am grateful for YOU.

Go ahead and gorge on gratitude for EVERYTHING — it’s good for you!

Love,

Christine

“Stop thinking of gratitude as a by-product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a worldview.” Bryan Robles

p.s. Each year I take 16 women to Tulum for a retreat. This year the focus is New Year BE YOU and it is all about living into your FULL potential. No more making the same resolution year after year. No more playing small. Join me for an incredibly transformational, rejuvenating and inspiring week on one of the most beautiful places in the world. You deserve it so stop waiting! Info here.

p.p.s. The free gifts that come with your purchase of Expectation Hangover will be good through the holiday season.  Go here to grab yours!

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Are you promoting or demoting yourself?

We are all equal. No one is better or worse than anyone else. No one is more or less worthy, lovable, or valuable.

But we often lose sight of this truth when we become identified with the roles we play in life and end up putting ourselves in “less than” or “better than” positions. Consequently, we internally and energetically promote or demote ourselves based on our perceived position in the relationship. And because of that, we either tolerate or engage in behavior that does not honor the equality of all human beings.

In today’s vlog which was inspired by a conversation I recently had with a friend who was struggling in a professional situation, I share about how to bring balance to all your relationships.


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I’m going to teach in Australia!!

I’m downright giddy because I’m headed to Australia in three weeks and will be teaching a special workshop there. Even if you do not live down under I encourage you to read this UPdate because I’m going to share about the magic of listening to intuition.

If you live in or around Sydney, join me on February 2nd for an all day event where I will be sharing my best tools for finding and living your purpose, creating loving relationships, generating abundance of all forms, and attuning to your intuition. I’ll also be teaching my brand new transformational goal-setting process and much more!! The workshop includes meditation, experiential exercises and coaching from me. Go here to learn more.

Now let me share the story of how this event came about . . .

Teaching in Australia was never something I planned. Last March in my morning meditation, I kept hearing “Australia, Australia, Australia.” Australia wasn’t on my mind at all, but I’ve learned messages from the Universe tend to not make logical sense – that’s what makes them so magical. My antenna was up. Shortly thereafter I got two new clients from Australia, several emails from people in the Sydney area about whether or not I go there to teach, and randomly turned on NPR one morning in the middle of a story about, you guessed it…Australia!

Hmmm…I thought. What if I am supposed to go there? Then all kinds of other questions came up like: When do I go? How do I plan an event in another country? How will I market it? And all kinds of other questions from my logical mind that only stopped me. Then my intuition nudged me again as I heard: “JUST BOOK A TICKET.” So I did. I bought a ticket without any clue why exactly I was going. At the very least, I thought I’d have a vacation. ??Since booking the ticket, a series of synchronicities and miracles have transpired: amazing people who have literally dropped into my life to support ALL the logistics, PR and marketing. Incredible new Australian friends who are showing me around and staffing the event. Places to stay. An upgrade to business class. AND I happen to be going during the best time of year. All because I listened to my intuition.

Are you listening to yours? Your intuition will never lead you wrong…you just need to allow it to lead.

I’m beyond psyched to be led to teach in Sydney and visit this country for the first time. I know I have lots of amazing “mates” in this community so be sure to register soon to save your spot.

This workshop is for you if you want to:

  • Get focused on your unique purpose and stop wondering how to make a living doing what you love once and for all.
  • Eliminate habits that keep getting you the same undesired results and learn new strategies that get you the results you deserve.
  • Let go of your familiar yet debilitating story and create a new, empowering vision for your life that serves you personally,        professionally and financially.
  • Stop being hard on yourself and learn how to have a healthy relationship with THE most important person in your life – YOU.

>> Go here to join me!! <<

My nudge to you today is to set time aside to meditate, quiet your mind, and go within so you can actually hear your internal guidance. Perhaps there is somewhere you are supposed to go or do but your mind is so distracted by anxiety, fear or attachment to your comfort zone that your Higher Self is having hard time getting through to you. Imagine how your life would be different if you were pulled by your intuition rather than pushed by your mind.

Needless to say, I am so grateful to my Higher Self and the Universe for pulling me to Sydney. I cannot wait to head down under and meet many of you!

Go here for all the details and to register.

With love and gratitude,
Christine

“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

My interview with friend and miracle worker Gabby Bernstein

Happy 2013! I hope your year is already off to a magnificent start.  I’m just got back to LA after celebrating the New Year in New York and then teaching a goal-setting workshop where the room was filled to capacity!! The group was amazing and had powerful breakthroughs and miracle moments. Everyone really touched my heart so THANK YOU to those of you who came.

And speaking of miracles . . .

While I was in NY I sat down with my friend Gabrielle Bernstein to talk about her new book May Cause Miracles.  Gabby and I have been friends since 2005 when she connected with me after my first book came out. I knew after one minute of speaking with her that she was going to be a major force in the world of personal growth.  Her passion for living a life full of love, not fear, is inspiring (she’s even been on OPRAH!!).

If you don’t know Gabby, I’m glad to introduce you to her.  If you do know Gabby, I know you’ll enjoy getting to know her more. In this video we talk about what inspired this book and the key to living a life full of miracles.

And Gabby when you order the book, Gabby is gifting you with TONS of free bonuses. You can check them all out here.

May your new year be filled with miracles!

Love,

Christine